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prophylactic

adjective preservative, preventative, preventive, protective, safeguarding, salutary
Associated concepts: prophylactic rule
See also: preventive, protective, remedial, salutary
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There was a total inhibition of staphylococcus albus by pre operative amoxicillin prophylactically as compared to seven times in the non pre medicated group.
We fearfully and prophylactically downed everything from OJ to zinc and 34 different types of Echinacea.
In a study published earlier this year in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the siblings of 1181 children with strep throat were treated either prophylactically with one of two antibiotics (penicillin or cephalosporins) or given no prophylactic treatment.
This may be an additional benefit of using Synagis prophylactically during the first 6 months of life to the previously proven 78% reduction in RSV hospitalisation in children born prematurely, 39% reduction in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and 45% reduction in children with congenital heart disease.
Riboflavin (2) and intravenous methylene blue have also been used, the latter both prophylactically (4) and for emergencies (5).
Controlling blood sugar and managing asthma with medication prophylactically are not just good guesses--they really do help patients stay well and they really do save money.
The editor himself prophylactically supplies a list of those neglected, including Joseph Roth, Bernhard, Feuchtwanger, and Strittmatter (p.
A Department of Health spokeswoman said there were no current plans to administer it prophylactically either to members of the public or health workers
I use Usnea prophylactically to prevent lung infections in patients who are prone to getting them.
Recent studies have shown that prophylactically resected stomachs from CDH1 mutation carriers that had clinically undetectable disease with endoscopy carried multifocal intramucosal signet-ring cell cancer.
The clinical decision as to whether to prophylactically remove atypical or dysplastic moles, which are potential melanoma precursors, would also be easier in patients identified to carry risk haplotypes.